Oklahoma State Cowboys (5-3) at Kansas State Wildcats (6-1)
|Date & Time||Saturday November 1, 2014, 8:00 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Kansas State Wildcats -13.5 -- Over/Under:
The Oklahoma State Cowboys and Kansas State Wildcats clash Saturday night at Bill Snyder Family Stadium.
The Oklahoma State Cowboys are coming off back-to-back losses and will play their third road game in four weeks. Oklahoma State really misses J.W. Walsh, as Daxx Garman is completing just 54.7 percent of his passes for 11 touchdowns and nine interceptions. In his last two games, Garman has just one touchdown pass and four picks. Oklahoma State is usually an offensive powerhouse but has produced just 19 points in their last two games and has lost three straight when scoring 25 or less points. Brandon Sheperd and David Glidden have combined for 50 of Oklahoma State’s 143 receptions, more than 700 yards and three touchdowns. Oklahoma State has 21 passing plays of 25 or more yards and is averaging close to 14 yards per catch. Oklahoma State is averaging 3.8 yards per carry and Desmond Roland leads the way with 512 yards and seven touchdowns. Defensively, the Oklahoma State Cowboys are allowing 28 points, 424.1 yards, and they’ve forced eight turnovers and 24 sacks. Ryan Simmons leads OK State with 44 solo tackles and Emmanuel Ogbah has eight sacks.
The Kansas State Wildcats look to remain undefeated in conference play and stay in the playoff hunt. While Kansas State is a balanced team, it’s the defense that’s leading the charge, allowing 19.3 points, 329.7 yards, and forcing 10 turnovers and nine sacks. The Kansas State Wildcats have won 12 of their last 13 games when allowing 28 or less points Jonathan Truman leads Kansas State with 68 tackles and Dakorey Johnson has 5.5 tackles for loss. Offensively, Jake Waters is completing 64.8 percent of his passes for nine touchdowns and three interceptions, and he has 370 rushing yards and seven rushing touchdowns. Kansas State has won seven straight when Waters scores at least two total touchdowns. Tyler Lockett and Curry Sexton have combined for 83 receptions, more than 1,000 yards and six touchdowns. Kansas State is averaging 4.4 yards per carry and Charles Jones leads the way with 388 rushing yards and nine touchdowns.
The Cowboys are 7-0 ATS in their last 7 games in November and 4-10 ATS in their last 14 road games. The Wildcats are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 home games and 35-15-1 ATS in their last 51 conference games. The Cowboys are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 meetings in Kansas State.
We've just seen the Oklahoma State Cowboys get beat down the last two weeks. This game should be no different. Kansas State's defense is no joke and the Wildcats are a team that simply doesn't beat itself. You have to feel real confident in this line as long as you can get it just under two touchdowns.